VVMF events and COVID-19
(Posted 08/04/2020 – 12:00 pm EST)
During this challenging time for our nation, nothing is more important to VVMF than the health and well-being of our Vietnam veterans and their families. We want to keep our visitors updated on openings/closings and events as the situation evolves.
While the National Park Service has not closed the national mall or The Wall, the D.C. region is still in the early phases of its COVID recovery plan and no volunteers are on duty at The Wall.
For the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, VVMF has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of The Wall That Heals 2020 tour. This decision was not made lightly as we know that our 2020 site host committees have worked incredibly hard and put forth hundreds, if not thousands, of hours in their efforts to host the exhibit. We are working with these communities to reschedule visits in 2021.
We originally postponed our 2020 In Memory ceremony to September but we have now made the decision to cancel our 2020 ceremony. We look forward to honoring our 2020 In Memory honorees when we are able to safely host more than 2,000 people on site in D.C.
Like all of you, we hope this national health crisis ends soon but we must take the necessary precautions to keep our visitors safe at this time. We look forward to welcoming you all back in large numbers soon. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.